Roost and root

Kyatesw

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Does anyone have any experience with the roost and root coops? I'm specifically looking at the "chicken loft" (link: https://roostandroot.com/product/round-top-loft-chicken-coop/#1-select-coop . I live in the city and can only have 6 chickens and the structure can't be over 7 feet tall and 80 feet in area. The coop plus run can't be more than 150 sq feet.

Also I should add that I'm just planning for now, my current coop works for the meantime.
 
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Rules of Thumb
  • If it looks like a dollhouse it's only suitable for toy chickens.
  • If it's measured in inches instead of feet it's too small.
  • If your walk-in closet is larger than the coop-run combo you're thinking of buying think carefully about whether you have an utterly awesome closet or are looking at a seriously undersized chicken coop.
  • If it has more nestboxes than the number of chickens it can legitimately hold the designer knew nothing about chickens' actual needs and it probably has other design flaws too.

For 6 chickens you need:
  • 24 square feet in the coop. 4'x6' is the only really practical build for this given the common dimensions of lumber. If you can't walk into it, put the access door in the middle of the long side to make sure you can reach all areas of the coop.
  • 6 feet of roost
  • 60 square feet in the run. 6'x10' or 8'x8'.
  • 6 square feet of ventilation.
  • 2 nest boxes, to give the hens a choice

There are many small storage sheds available that could be readily converted into chicken coops. If you see what your local shed place has to offer in the right size range we can advise you on which ones would be easier to work with (no gambrels -- they're hard to ventilate properly). :)
 

Kyatesw

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Just to be abundantly clear, I'm asking if anyone has ever gotten one of these, not for alternative suggestions. Like I said in my post, I have a coop that works well. Just doing a little pre-planning for when it needs to be replaced.
 

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